West Highland Flora


Rubus fruticosus agg

Taxonomic note: This is an aggregate of a large number of apomictic microspecies which are here treated as one.

Rubus fruticosus

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Sep 2001 Broadford, Skye

Common in woods and scrub, and by roadsides.

Flower diameter c 2 cm

ID: Prickles on leaves as well as on stems.  Stem prickles stout, not easily crushable.

Other features: Long stems arch or creep and root at tips.  Flowers can be white or pink.


  Rubus fruticosus

Photo Carl Farmer
7 Apr 2002 Scorrybreac, Skye

  New shoot growing from axil of old leaf on arching stem  
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